Privacy  declaration

Posted: November 30th, 2022.
Shopturcos (“Shopturcos”, “we”, “us” or “our”), is the controller and operator of

Shopturcos is committed to protecting your privacy. This privacy statement explains how we collect, use, disclose, store and protect your personal data.


This Privacy Statement applies to all Shopturcos-websites, applications, services, and tools (collectively referred to as “Services”) that reference this Privacy Statement, regardless of how you access or use them, including using mobile devices.

We may amend this privacy statement at any time by posting the amended version on this site with the effective date of the amended version. We will announce material changes to this privacy statement via email.

Personal data that we Collect

What are personal data?

Personal data is information about an identified or identifiable natural person. An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more elements specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic , cultural or social identity of that natural person.

We do not consider data that has been anonymised or aggregated so that it can no longer be used to identify a specific natural person, whether in combination with other information or otherwise, as personal data.

We collect personal information from you when you use our Services.

We collect personal information from you and the devices (including mobile devices) you use when you: use our Services, sign up for an account with us, provide us with information via a web form, update or add information to your account, participate in discussions in chats or in the resolution of disputes or when you otherwise communicate with us.

Some personal information, such as information that identifies you, is necessary to agree to our Terms and Conditions. The provision of all other personal data is voluntary, but may be required in order to use our Services, such as information about your ad or contact details necessary to place an ad.

We may also collect personal information from other sources, as described below.

Personal information you provide to us when you use our Services or sign up for an account with us

  • Identifying information such as your name, address, telephone number, or email address when you sign up for an account with us.
  • Other data that you generate or that is associated with your account and your use of the website, applications, services, and tools (such as the use of the functionality to place an advertisement, search queries, viewed and saved advertisements, or your use of the contact options with an advertisement ), including pseudonymized information related to calling a telephone number shown to you in an advertisement.
  • Financial information (such as credit card or bank account numbers) in connection with a transaction.
  • In some cases, when you use our Services, you may be asked to provide your age, gender, interests, and favorites.
  • You may also provide us with other information through a web form, updating or adding information to your account, chats, dispute resolution, or otherwise communicating with us about our Services.
  • Additional information, if we are required or authorized by applicable national law to collect and process it to identify you or verify your identity, or to verify the information we have collected.

Personal information we collect automatically when you use our Services or sign up for an account with us

  • We collect information about your interaction with our Services, your advertising preferences, and your communications with us. This is the information we receive from devices (including mobile devices) you use when you access our Services. This data may include the following: device ID or unique identifier, device type, ID for advertising, and unique device token.
  • Location data, including location data from your mobile device. Remember that most mobile devices allow you to control or disable the use of location services by an application on your mobile device in the device’s settings menu.
  • Computer and connection information such as statistics about your page views, traffic to and from the sites, referral URLs, ad information,  IP address,  browsing history, and your web log information.

Personal data we collect using cookies and similar technologies

  • We use cookies, web beacons, unique identifiers, and similar technologies to collect information about the pages you view, the links you click, and other actions you take when you use our Services within our advertising or email content.
  • For more information about our use of these technologies and how to manage them, see Cookies and Similar Technologies.

Personal data collected from other sources

  • We supplement the personal data that we collect directly with data that we collect from third parties and add this to your account information. For example, we collect and use demographic and other information publicly available in the applicable jurisdiction, additional contact information, credit check information, and credit bureau information, to the extent permitted by applicable national law.
  • Social media. We enable you to share information with social media sites or use social media sites to create your account or connect your account to the relevant social media site. These social media sites may provide us with automatic access to certain personal data held by the sites about you (e.g. content you have viewed, content you have ‘liked’, information about the ads you have been shown or clicked on, and so on). You control what personal data you give us access to using the privacy settings on the relevant social media site. By linking an account operated by a social media site to your account, you authorize us to access this data and the data will be processed in accordance with this privacy statement. We may also use add-ons (plug-ins) or other technologies from various social media sites. If you click on a link provided by a social media plug-in, you are voluntarily connecting to that social media site.
  • You may only provide us with personal data about someone else with that person’s permission. You must inform this person about how we collect, use, disclose and store his or her personal data in accordance with our privacy statement.

How we use your personal data

We use your personal information to provide and improve our Services, to provide you with a personalized experience on our sites, to contact you about your account and our Services, to provide you with customer service, to provide you with personalized advertising and marketing, and to detect, prevent, investigate and mitigate the fraudulent or illegal activity.

We use the personal information we collect from you for a variety of business purposes and on different legal bases for processing. Below is an overview of how and on what legal basis we use your personal data.

We use your personal data to fulfill a contract with you and provide you with our Services, to comply with our legal obligations, or to protect your vital interests. Examples of this are:

  • To provide you with access to our Services (particularly to allow you to post and manage advertisements or other content), for account management purposes, to operate, measure, and improve our Services, to keep our Services secure and operational, and to customize site content featuring objects and Services that you may find interesting based on actions you take.
  • To give you access to our messaging and other features.
  • To contact you about your account, troubleshoot your account, resolve a dispute, collect charges or amounts due, or otherwise provide customer service.
    When we contact you for the purposes described above, we may do so via email, telephone, text messages, postal mail, and mobile push notifications.
  • We use general location data to provide you with location-based services (such as advertising, search results, and other personalized content).
  • To prevent, detect, investigate or mitigate fraud, security breaches, or other potentially prohibited or illegal activities.
  • To enforce our Terms and Conditions, this privacy statement or other policies, applicable national laws, and any agreements we have with you.

We use your personal data to pursue our legitimate interests provided that your rights and freedoms do not override these interests. We have put in place controls to balance our interests against your rights. These include:

  • Improving our Services, such as by reviewing information about users’ hung or crashed pages, so we can identify and fix problems and provide you with a better experience.
  • Customize, measure, and improve our advertising based on your customized advertising preferences.
  • Contact you by email, telephone, or postal mail to offer you coupons, discounts, and special promotions, solicit your opinion through research or questionnaires and inform you about our Services, as permitted by applicable law.
  • Contacting you about public policy matters or other current events related to your ability to use our Services. This may include an invitation to sign a petition, a letter, a phone call, or other types of public policy campaigns.
  • Provide targeted marketing, service updates, and special promotions based on your communication preferences.
  • Measure the performance of our email marketing campaigns (for example, by analyzing open and click-through rates).
  • Monitor and improve the information security of our site and mobile applications.

We may use your personal data with your consent for the following:

  • Providing marketing to you via phone calls, email, or text messages.
  • Providing third-party marketing to you.
  • Customize third-party ads you may see on third-party websites.
  • Using your exact geolocation to provide location-based Services.

You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. We may use technologies that are considered automated decision-making or profiling. We do not make automated decisions about you that significantly affect you unless such a decision is necessary as part of an agreement we have with you, we have your consent, or we are required by law to use such technology.

How we store your personal data

We will retain your personal information for as long as necessary to provide the Services you have requested or for other important purposes, such as complying with our legal obligations, resolving disputes, and enforcing our policies.

The specific retention period of personal data is set out in our records retention schedules. How long we retain personal data can vary widely depending on the context of the Services we offer and our legal obligations. The following factors often influence the retention period:

  • How long is the personal data needed to provide our Services? This includes things like maintaining and improving the performance of our products, keeping our systems secure, and maintaining proper business and financial records. This is the general rule that forms the basis of our data retention period.
  • Are personal data sensitive? In that case, a shorter retention period is usually appropriate.
  • Have you given permission for a longer retention period? In that case, we will keep the data for as long as you have accepted.
  • Are we required by law, contract, or otherwise to keep your personal data? Examples may include data retention laws in the applicable jurisdiction, government instructions to retain data relevant to an investigation, or personal data retained in connection with legal proceedings.

When we no longer need to retain your personal information, we will securely delete it in accordance with our data retention and deletion policies.

Other important information about privacy

This section contains additional privacy information that you may find important in connection with your use of our Services.

What happens when you share your personal data on our sites or applications?

Other users have access to the information you share on Shopturcos. For example, other users can see your ads, feedback, ratings, and associated comments. Other users can also see the information you share in your profile.

When you use our Services, your public username may be displayed, publicly available, and associated with all of your public shopturcos activity. Notifications sent to other users about suspicious activity and violation notices on our sites may reference your public username and specific objects. If you link your name to your username, people to whom you have disclosed your name may be able to personally identify your shopturcos activities.

Since our website also enables you to get in direct contact with a buyer or seller, we encourage you to think about how you share your personal information with others. You are solely responsible for the personal data you share via our website and therefore we cannot guarantee the privacy or security of the data you share with other users.

Your responsibilities with regard to data you receive on Shopturcos

When you interact with another user and obtain your personal information from the other user (such as name, account ID, email address, contact information, and shipping and billing addresses), you have, independently of us, control over this data and you must comply with applicable law.

You may only use the personal data to which you have access for Shopturcos transactions or for other services offered through Shopturcos (such as fraud complaints and communication with other members), and for purposes for which the user to whom the data relates, has given explicit permission. Using the personal data of other users to which you have access for any other purpose is a violation of our Terms and Conditions.

Unwanted or threatening e-mail (spam)

We do not tolerate misuse of our Website. You are not allowed to add other users of to your mailing list (e-mail or post), even if a user has purchased something from you unless the user in question has expressly agreed to this. If you notice that someone is abusing our Website (spam or spoof e-mails), please send an e-mail to If you think you have discovered a security vulnerability in a website hosted by Shopturcos, please report it with a detailed explanation via

You are not allowed to use our communication tools to send spam or otherwise send content that violates our Terms and Conditions. For your safety, we automatically scan messages and may check for spam, viruses, phishing, and other malicious activity or illegal or prohibited content. We do not store messages sent through these means.

Communication tools

We may automatically scan and check messages for spam, viruses, phishing and other malicious activity, illegal or prohibited content, or violations of our Terms of Use, this privacy statement, or other policies.

Children’s privacy

Our websites are intended for the general public and not for children. We do not knowingly collect personal information from users who are considered children under their national laws.

Third Party Privacy Practices

This privacy statement only covers our use and processing of personal information we collect about you when providing you with our Services. If you provide this information to third parties or visit a third-party website linked from our Services, their privacy statements and practices apply to any personal information you provide to them or they collect about you.

We cannot guarantee the privacy or security of your personal data if you provide it to third parties and therefore recommend that you carefully read the privacy and security policies of your trading partner before transacting and sharing your personal data. This also applies if the third parties to whom you disclose personal information are bidders, buyers, or sellers on our site.

To contact us

If you have a question or complaint about this Privacy Policy or our data handling practices, please contact us and our Data Protection Officer, using the subject line “Privacy Statement Request”:

via the Contact Us form, or